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Metal detectorist, 42, unearths £100,000 haul of 500-year-old gold coins

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Pictured: The moment Paul Raynard and his friend Michael Gwynne unearthed the collection

Pictured: The moment Paul Raynard and his friend Michael Gwynne unearthed the collection

Pictured: The moment Paul Raynard and his friend Michael Gwynne unearthed the collection 

A metal detectorist has unearthed £100,000 haul of 500-year-old gold coins while hunting for a friend’s wedding ring.

Paul Raynard burst into tears after he struck gold while on holiday in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.

The 44-year-old found 84 coins, some of which date back to the early 1500s, when King Henry VIII was ruling.

The father of two from Keighley in West Yorkshire told The Sun that he yelled at fellow detectorist Michael Gwynne: ‘This is the moment we dreamed of!’

He said: ‘It was an amazing feeling — like checking your lottery numbers and realising you’ve hit the jackpot. I was shaking. I still can’t believe it now.’

The pair were on a break with a farmer friend when he asked them to help find his wedding ring.

Paul Raynard told his friend that their dreams had come true when they found the collection (pictured)

Paul Raynard told his friend that their dreams had come true when they found the collection (pictured)

Paul Raynard (pictured) told his friend that their dreams had come true when they found the collection

Paul Raynard (pictured) told his friend that their dreams had come true when they found the collection

Paul Raynard (right) told his friend that their dreams had come true when they found the collection (left) 

The friends unearthed these coins while on holiday with a farmer friend in Northern Ireland

The friends unearthed these coins while on holiday with a farmer friend in Northern Ireland

The friends unearthed these coins while on holiday with a farmer friend in Northern Ireland

He told the detectorists that he’d lost the band in one of the fields surrounding his home.

But they only turned up a 5p coin and horseshoe during the search – until Mr Raynard unearthed the haul.  

Ulster Museum is now valuing the collection, with experts saying that it could be worth more than £100,000.

Unfortunately, the friends did not find the wedding ring during their search of the field.  

 

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Radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands and his new girlfriend ‘have a public spat’ outside a pub

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Kyle Sandilands has reportedly been involved in a public spat outside a pub with his believed new girlfriend Tegan Kynaston.

Police were called to Beach Road in Bondi in Sydney’s eastern suburbs at about 7am on Saturday morning after Kynaston allegedly caused damage to the shock jock’s luxury Bentley.

Sandilands reportedly asked a bystander to call triple-zero, and when police arrived Kynaston, 33, allegedly then assaulted one of the officers. 

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Kyle Sandilands has reportedly been involved in a public spat outside a pub with his new girlfriend Tegan Kynaston - who allegedly damaged the shock jock's luxury Bentley (Sandilands pictured with his car in February) before allegedly assaulting a police officer

Kyle Sandilands has reportedly been involved in a public spat outside a pub with his new girlfriend Tegan Kynaston - who allegedly damaged the shock jock's luxury Bentley (Sandilands pictured with his car in February) before allegedly assaulting a police officer

Kyle Sandilands has reportedly been involved in a public spat outside a pub with his new girlfriend Tegan Kynaston – who allegedly damaged the shock jock’s luxury Bentley (Sandilands pictured with his car in February) before allegedly assaulting a police officer

‘On arrival officers found a woman who was visibly distressed with a man who was driving a car,’ a New South Wales Police spokesperson said.

‘While speaking with the woman it will be alleged in court she assaulted one of the officers before being taken to hospital for a mental health assessment,’ 

‘The man was spoken to by police and left the area soon after.

‘The woman will be issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for assaulting police.’ 

Police said Kynaston – who is the director of communications for Sandilands’ company King Kyle – was arrested and taken to St Vincent’s Hospital to be mentally evaluated. 

She was previously the radio host’s personal assistant.

A passer-by, who did not wish to be named, told Daily Mail Australia he was walking to work on the other side of the road when he saw the pair shouting at each other close to the Beach Road Hotel.

‘She was shouting at him “get me bag, get me bag” at him and he replied with something like “I’m calling police and they can get the bag”,’ the onlooker said.  

After going to the passenger door to retrieve her bag, the source said Kynaston tried to seek refuge with garbage men who were working in the area. 

Sandilands reportedly asked a bystander to call triple-zero after Kynaston (pictured) allegedly damaged his car, and when police arrived the communications director, 33, is alleged to have assaulted one of the officers

Sandilands reportedly asked a bystander to call triple-zero after Kynaston (pictured) allegedly damaged his car, and when police arrived the communications director, 33, is alleged to have assaulted one of the officers

Sandilands reportedly asked a bystander to call triple-zero after Kynaston (pictured) allegedly damaged his car, and when police arrived the communications director, 33, is alleged to have assaulted one of the officers 

Kynaston earlier this month broke her silence on rumours she is dating Sandilands (pictured together), saying: 'I know that's kind of been said, but it's completely not true'

Kynaston earlier this month broke her silence on rumours she is dating Sandilands (pictured together), saying: 'I know that's kind of been said, but it's completely not true'

Kynaston earlier this month broke her silence on rumours she is dating Sandilands (pictured together), saying: ‘I know that’s kind of been said, but it’s completely not true’

Kynawas previously the radio host's personal assistant

Kynawas previously the radio host's personal assistant

Kynaston (right) was previously the radio host’s personal assistant before becoming the director of communications for King Kyle

A spokesperson for King Kyle said they would not be commenting on the matter. 

‘There have been reports of an incident that occurred in Bondi this morning,’ the spokesperson said.

‘As this is now a police matter and out of respect and concern for those affected, we’re unable to comment.’ 

Kyle (pictured on his KIIS FM radio show) unexpectedly announced his split from long-term girlfriend Imogen Anthony, 28, live on The Kyle and Jackie O Show last month

Kyle (pictured on his KIIS FM radio show) unexpectedly announced his split from long-term girlfriend Imogen Anthony, 28, live on The Kyle and Jackie O Show last month

Kyle (pictured on his KIIS FM radio show) unexpectedly announced his split from long-term girlfriend Imogen Anthony, 28, live on The Kyle and Jackie O Show last month

Kyle and Imogen had been together for eight years before they announced their split this year

Kyle and Imogen had been together for eight years before they announced their split this year

Kyle and Imogen had been together for eight years before they announced their split this year

A source told The Sunday Telegraph Sandilands and officers then secured one of the Bentley’s doors back onto the car before the 48-year-old left the scene.
Kynaston earlier this month broke her silence on rumours she is dating her employer, saying: ‘I know that’s kind of been said, but it’s completely not true.’
Kyle’s manager, Bruno Bouchet, has declined to comment on claims published in November that the pair had been in a relationship ‘for months’.
But Mr Bouchet has previously described the rumours surrounding Kynaston and his client as ‘garbage’.
Kyle unexpectedly announced his split from long-term girlfriend Imogen Anthony, 28, live on The Kyle and Jackie O Show last month.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Kynaston for comment.

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Saudi Air Force shooter condemned US as ‘nation of evil’ in hate-fueled Twitter manifesto

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The Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three and injured eight when he opened fire at a naval base in Florida on Friday assailed the United States as ‘a nation of evil’ just before his shooting rampage, AFP reports. 

The man, identified as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, opened fire inside a classroom at Naval Air Station in Pensacola early Friday morning. Police quickly responded to the scene and he was shot dead.  

Alshamrani was a second lieutenant attending the aviation school at the base. The Pentagon say his training with the US military began in August 2016, and was due  to finish in August 2020. 

On Friday evening, the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist media, claimed they had tracked a Twitter account belonging to Alshamrani which featured a disturbing tweet written just hours before the shooting. 

‘I’m against evil, and America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil,’ the tweet read. 

‘I’m not against you for just being American, I don’t hate you because your freedoms, I hate you because every day you supporting, funding and committing crimes not only against Muslims but also humanity,’ Alshamrani wrote.

ABC News reported that investigators were working to determine if if the tweet was in fact written by the shooter.

The Twitter account that posted the manifesto – which also condemned US support for Israel and included a quote from Al-Qaeda’s deceased leader, the Saudi Osama bin Laden –  has now been suspended. 

The suspected gunman, Saudi second lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani,reportedly  condemned the US as a 'nation of evil' before going on his shooting rampage at Naval Air Station in Pensacola early Friday morning (pictured by NBC 6 South Florida)

The suspected gunman, Saudi second lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani,reportedly  condemned the US as a 'nation of evil' before going on his shooting rampage at Naval Air Station in Pensacola early Friday morning (pictured by NBC 6 South Florida)

The suspected gunman, Saudi second lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani,reportedly  condemned the US as a ‘nation of evil’ before going on his shooting rampage at Naval Air Station in Pensacola early Friday morning (pictured by NBC 6 South Florida)

 Meanwhile six other Saudi nationals were arrested near the base shortly after the attack, as investigators began to probe a terror link.  

Three of the six were seen filming the entire incident as it unfolded, a source told The New York Times on Friday evening.  

No officials have yet stated whether any of them were students inside the classroom where the shooting occurred. 

Military from around the globe attend the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, which is the home of the Navy’s revered Blue Angels aerial demonstration team. 

President Donald Trump this afternoon tweeted that he spoke on the phone with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who he said expressed ‘sincere condolences’ to those impacted by the shooting. 

Trump added that King Salman informed him the Saudi people love Americans and ‘are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter…’

Shortly before 8pm Eastern Time, Saudi officials condemned the shooting and claimed they are willing to cooperate with the investigation. 

The shooter opened fire in a classroom building shortly before 7am Friday. The attack left four people dead, including the assailant, and eight others wounded.  

The gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday morning, killing three people and injuring eight others before being shot dead by sheriff's deputies

The gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday morning, killing three people and injuring eight others before being shot dead by sheriff's deputies

The gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday morning, killing three people and injuring eight others before being shot dead by sheriff’s deputies 

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said at a press conference on Friday two of his deputies engaged the gunman and took him out

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said at a press conference on Friday two of his deputies engaged the gunman and took him out

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said at a press conference on Friday two of his deputies engaged the gunman and took him out 

Heavy police presence was reported at the scene of the shooting Friday morning

Heavy police presence was reported at the scene of the shooting Friday morning

Heavy police presence was reported at the scene of the shooting Friday morning

Heavy police presence was reported at the scene of the shooting Friday morning

Heavy police presence was reported at the scene of the shooting Friday morning 

During an afternoon press briefing, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed the shooter was from Saudi Arabia, which has long relied on the US to train it military officers.  

‘There’s obviously going to be a lot of questions about this individual being a foreign national, being a part of the Saudi air force and then to be here training on our soil,’ DeSantis told reporters.

‘Obviously the government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims. And I think they are going to owe a debt here given that this is one of their individuals.’

Of the 19 men involved in the September 11 attacks, 15 were Saudi and some of them attended flight school in Florida.   

In recent weeks, 18 naval aviators and two aircrew members from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces were training with the US Navy, including at Pensacola, according to a November 15 press release from the Navy. It was not clear if the suspected shooter was part of that delegation.

The delegation came under a Navy program that offers training to US allies, known as the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity.

A person familiar with the program said that Saudi Air Force officers selected for military training in the United States are intensely vetted by both countries.

An ambulance is seen arriving at the scene of the mass shooting at NAS Pensacola

An ambulance is seen arriving at the scene of the mass shooting at NAS Pensacola

An ambulance is seen arriving at the scene of the mass shooting at NAS Pensacola  

An armored vehicle is pictured on the scene during Friday's shooting that claimed three innocent lives

An armored vehicle is pictured on the scene during Friday's shooting that claimed three innocent lives

An armored vehicle is pictured on the scene during Friday’s shooting that claimed three innocent lives 

A medical helicopter is seen in the skies over Pensacola, Florida, Friday morning

A medical helicopter is seen in the skies over Pensacola, Florida, Friday morning

A medical helicopter is seen in the skies over Pensacola, Florida, Friday morning 

Twenty ‘hand-picked’ Saudi airmen training at Pensacola are among the 62,700 foreign military personnel the US trains each year

In the 2018 fiscal year, some 62,700 foreign military students from 155 countries participated in U.S.-run training, the total cost of which was approximately $776.3 million, according to DoD records. 

Among them is a contingent Saudis who recently arrived at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

In recent weeks, 18 naval aviators and two aircrew members from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces were training with the U.S. Navy, including a stint at Pensacola, according to a November 15 press release from the Navy. 

It was not clear if the suspected shooter was part of that delegation.

The delegation came under a Navy program that offers training to U.S. allies, known as the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity.

A person familiar with the program said that Saudi Air Force officers selected for military training in the United States are intensely vetted by both countries.

The Saudi personnel are ‘hand-picked’ by their military and often come from elite families, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they did not have permission to speak to a reporter. Trainees must speak excellent English, the person said.

Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Washington did not respond to questions. 

Saudi Arabia, a major purchaser of U.S. arms, accounts for a massive portion of America’s spending on foreign military training.

In the 2018 fiscal year, the U.S. trained 1,753 Saudi military members at an estimated cost of $120,903,786, according to DoD records. 

For fiscal year 2019, the State Department planned to train roughly 3,150 Saudis in the U.S.  

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The Saudi personnel are ‘hand-picked’ by their military and often come from elite families, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they did not have permission to speak to a reporter. Trainees must speak excellent English, the person said.   

Officials announced Friday morning that the shooter was killed by two Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies, who were injured during the exchange. 

Three of the fatally injured people were pronounced dead at the scene and the fourth passed away at the hospital.  

‘This was an act of terrorism,’ Rep Matt Gaetz, a Republican representing Pensacola, told the station WEAR.

The congressman said the investigation into the shooting has been handed over from NCIS to the FBI, signaling that it was ‘not an act of workplace violence,’ but rather an act of terror. 

After news broke that the suspect was a Saudi national, Donald Trump tweeted that ‘King Salman of Saudi Arabia just called to express his sincere condolences and give his sympathies to the families and friends of the warriors who were killed and wounded in the attack that took place in Pensacola, Florida.’

The President continued: ‘The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people.’

  

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said a 911 call was received at 6.51am central time reporting an active shooter on base. 

Two deputies confronted the gunman inside a classroom building and exchanged gunfire, killing the perpetrator.  

It has since been revealed that the gunman was armed with a handgun.  

One of the officers suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, while the other was shot in the knee and underwent surgery. 

Morgan said both deputies are expected to recover.    

In total, eight people were taken to Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, one of whom later died.   

Law enforcement and US Navy officials declined to release any information concerning the identities of the shooter and the victims pending the notification of next of kin. 

Commanding officer Timothy Kinsella said the base’s security forces first responded to the shooting before outside police agencies arrived. 

The facility, which is used for training and made up mostly of classrooms, ‘is shut down until further notice,’ he said.

Florida State Troopers block traffic over the Bayou Grande Bridge leading to the Pensacola Naval Air Station

Florida State Troopers block traffic over the Bayou Grande Bridge leading to the Pensacola Naval Air Station

Florida State Troopers block traffic over the Bayou Grande Bridge leading to the Pensacola Naval Air Station

This map shows the location of the sprawling Naval Air Station Pensacola

This map shows the location of the sprawling Naval Air Station Pensacola

This map shows the location of the sprawling Naval Air Station Pensacola 

Sheriff Morgan said the crime scene was spread over two floors, which were left littered with spent shell casings. 

‘Walking through the crime scene was like being on the set of a movie,’ he revealed.  

Federal agencies are investigating, authorities said, including the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.    

St. John’s Catholic School, located directly outside the air station, was placed on lockdown as a precaution.  

Eight people were taken to Baptist Health Care in Pensacola from the site of the shooting

Eight people were taken to Baptist Health Care in Pensacola from the site of the shooting

Eight people were taken to Baptist Health Care in Pensacola from the site of the shooting

A Facebook message from NAS Pensacola this morning confirmed an active shooter situation

A Facebook message from NAS Pensacola this morning confirmed an active shooter situation

A Facebook message from NAS Pensacola this morning confirmed an active shooter situation 

PREVIOUS MASS SHOOTINGS AT  US MILITARY FACILITIES 

While mass shootings in the United States are common, those at military facilities are rare.

In July 2015, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez carried out an attack at two military installations in Tennessee that killed four Marines and a sailor, with the FBI concluding that the violence was inspired by a ‘foreign terrorist group.’

Two years earlier, Aaron Alexis killed 12 people and wounded eight others at the Washington Navy Yard, just two miles (three kilometers) from the US Capitol building, before being shot dead by officers.

Four years before that, Major Nidal Hasan, a US Army psychiatrist, killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others at Fort Hood.

He was considered a ‘lone wolf’ who supported terror network Al-Qaeda.

Supporters of tighter gun laws seized on the latest shooting.

‘Our veterans and active-duty military put their lives on the line to protect us overseas — they shouldn’t have to be terrorized by gun violence at home,’ Cindy Martin, a volunteer with the Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action whose daughter works at the naval base, said in a statement. 

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NAS Pensacola employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel, according to its website. 

One of the Navy’s most historic and storied bases, it sprawls along the waterfront southwest of downtown Pensacola and dominates the economy of the surrounding area.

It’s home to the Blue Angels flight demonstration team, and includes the National Naval Aviation Museum, a popular regional tourist attraction.

The shooting in Pensacola comes less than 48 hours after an active duty US sailor opened fire at Pearl Harbor’s naval shipyard in Hawaii, killing two civilian workers and injuring a third, before taking his own life.  

NAS Pensacola employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel, according to its website.

 

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Grill’d burgers employee says he was subjected to rock-bottom wages and dodgy traineeship

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Workers at a popular burger chain across Australia are reportedly being screwed down on their hourly wage and feel they must undertake a traineeship to work there.

Grill’d allegedly requires staff to do government-subsidised Certificate III traineeships in hospitality to get a job there – bringing down the net wage, The Age reported on Saturday.

Under the agreement, an 18-year-old Grill’d worker on a traineeship is paid an hourly flat rate of $14.50 per hour, workers union Hospo Voice states.

That’s $4.23 per hour less on a Saturday and Sunday than a worker on the Fast Food Award who is not doing a traineeship, it notes.

The Fair Work Commission approved the agreement in 2015, which is set to expire this month, the union states.

Patrick Stephenson, a Grill’d worker for two years, says he does not get penalty rates for working evenings or the weekends just a flat rate of $18.50 an hour.

The national burger chain has come under fire for its trainee scheme.

“One of the reasons I’m paid so little is because Grill’d pressured me to do a dodgy traineeship. I think it’s just an excuse to pay me trainee wages,” the 23-year-old said.

“These traineeships are a joke. The ‘skills’ you’re taught are basic things you’re already learning on the job, like how to clean up the store at the end of a shift. But if you don’t do the traineeship, you don’t get to work at Grill’d.”

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‘One of the reasons I’m paid so little is because Grill’d pressured me to do a dodgy traineeship.’

Sometimes he’s so cash strapped, Mr Stephenson skips meals or eats fruit for dinner.

United Workers Union national secretary Tim Kennedy says the deal should never have been approved, and workers are being exploited.

“What Grill’d workers are saying is that these traineeships are a cruel joke,” he said.

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“They aren’t useful, they take years to complete — that’s if they get to complete them at all, and many don’t. It’s just a dodgy tactic to pay them rock bottom wages,” he said.

“Trainee wages and rolled-up rates shouldn’t be a back door to exploitation.”

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‘It’s just a dodgy tactic to pay them rock bottom wages.’

More than 90 per cent of 370 current and former Grill’d workers surveyed in 2018 by an Australian University Union student group said the traineeship wasn’t worthwhile.

The fast-food chain changed its pay rates in 2015 after public backlash when a worker launched legal action claiming she was sacked for asking for fair pay.

In the video below: Paul Hogan suing Grill’d over knife slogan

The founder of the franchise says he has every right to use it.

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